Asgreen Sees Future In Stage Racing After Success At Tour Of California

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Kasper Asgreen – in the green points jersey – leads the breakaway on stage 7

Kasper Asgreen ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) may not have won the overall title at the Tour of California , but he was pleased at have walked away with a stage victory, the green points jersey and third overall. The versatile rider from Denmark stood on the final podium behind winner Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Sergio Higuita (EF Education First) in Pasadena on Saturday after what he called an unexpected week of racing in the US. "It's amazing to have the green jersey," Asgreen said in the post-race press conference at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday. "This week has been way more than I expected, and so I'm really happy with what I was able to do here." The race – which has traditionally attracted the peloton's fastest sprinters – was one of the toughest editions in its 14-year history. The route covered almost 21,000 metres of elevation gain, ...

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